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01/11/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Chapel of Love

“Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him
a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

- H. L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916
(12 Sept 1880 - 29 Jan 1956)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   For some reason I always imagine that today's theme song was written about eight years earlier than it was. My mind plays funny tricks on me from time to time!

BONUS - Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups, 1964


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapel_of_Love:   

"Chapel of Love" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector, and made famous by The Dixie Cups in 1964, spending three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. There have also been many other versions of this song. This was also the debut release of the new Red Bird Records run by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller along with George Goldner.

The song tells of the happiness and excitement the narrator feels on her wedding day, for she and her love are going to the "chapel of love", and "we'll never be lonely anymore." Previously recorded by The Ronettes and The Blossoms, the definitive version of the song was recorded by The Dixie Cups in 1964. The first recorded version was done by Darlene Love in April 1963.

The song was ranked #279 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, being the group's only song on the list.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to My Brother-in-Law, the late Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (d. 07 May 2005) AND Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND  Ron Smith ('65) of VA AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND   FlyLady of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -  My Grandson, Hunter Huber (Overhills HS, NC - '21), of NC;

14 - Ronnie Todd ('63);

15 - The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (d. 22 Nov 2012) AND  Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;

16 -  Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND   Howard Smith ('63) of VA AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -  Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND  F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!
 

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


450 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 11, 1569 - The first recorded lottery in England was held.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 11, 1942 - Japan declared war on the Netherlands and invaded the Netherlands East Indies.

January 11, 1942 - The Japanese captured
Kuala Lumpur.

January 11, 1943 - The United States and United Kingdom gave up territorial rights in China.

January 11, 1944 - Galeazzo Ciano was executed on Benito Mussolini's orders. Ciano was the son-in-law of Mussolini.

January 11,
1945
- Greek Civil War: Last day of the Dekemvriana clashes in Athens, Greece: the British-backed Democratic National Army and the communist rebel National Liberation Front signed a truce.


THIS DAY IN 1969:

January 11, 1969 - Baseball player, coach, manager, and sportscaster Manny Acta was born Manuel Elias Acta in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic.

January 11, 1969 - Author and educator Richmal Crompton (b. 23 Sept 1890 in Bury, Lancashire, England) died in Farnborough Hospital, Bromley, Kent, England at the age of 78.

 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/10/16: 

“Don't you quit. You keep walking, you keep trying, there is help and happiness ahead... You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come... Some blessings come soon. Some come late. Some don't come until heaven...”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, October 1999
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!



From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/11/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 01/11/19:
 

  Starting to warm up and headed for 72. Up and down, up and down, up and down, Florida weather is just like a merry go round. But it's gorgeous outside so I am truly blessed. How about you?

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jimmy!

 
 


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/10/19 - "Lost Words from our childhood":

Lost Words from our childhood:

Mergatroyd!...
Do you remember that word? Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Mergatroyd? Heavens to Mergatroyd!

The other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy; and he looked at her quizzically and said, "What the heck is a Jalopy?" He never heard of the word jalopy!! She knew she was old.... But not that old.

Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle.

About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology.
These phrases included: Don't touch that dial, Carbon copy, You sound like a broken record, and Hung out to dry.

Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie. We'd put on our best bib and tucker, to straighten up and fly right.

Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat! Holy moley!

We were in like Flynn and living the life of Riley; and even a regular guy couldn't accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not for all the tea in China!

Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when's the last time anything was swell? Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and pedal pushers.

Oh, my aching back! Kilroy was here, but he isn't anymore.

We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, “Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!” Or, “This is a fine kettle of fish!” We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind.  We blink, and they're gone. Where have all those great phrases gone?

Long gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it. Hey! It's your nickel. Don't forget to pull the chain. Knee high to a grasshopper. Well, Fiddlesticks! Going like sixty. I'll see you in the funny papers. Don't take any wooden nickels. Wake up and smell the roses.

It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has liver pills. This can be disturbing stuff! (Carter's Little Liver Pills are gone too!)

We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times. For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory.  It's one of the greatest advantages of aging.

Leaves us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth...

See ya later, alligator! Oki-doki

WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE 40’S AND FABULOUS 50'S..NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN...WE WERE GIVEN ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS: LIVING IN THE PEACEFUL AND COMFORTABLE TIMES, CREATED FOR US BY THE “GREATEST GENERATION!”

    YIKESARONI! ‹(•¿•)› Thank you, Wayne - so sad!


From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 01/10/19:

   Thanks, Carlene!
 
 


“We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)


BONUS LOVE KNOT CROCHET PATTERN:

Emily Chappelle's Solomon’s Knot Shawl - "The Solomon’s Knot Shawl is definitely my most popular pattern. There aren’t that many patterns out there that use this stitch, but it’s a shame… the Solomon’s Knot stitch (aka True Lover’s Knot Stitch, Hail Stone Stitch, or Love Knot Stitch) is beautiful and a great way to show off special yarn."

 


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Dump and Go Cowboy Chicken - "This recipe for Dump and Go Cowboy Chicken couldn't be easier to make. All you need are a few basic, Southwestern-inspired ingredients like black beans, corn and tomatoes and you're ready to start cooking! Mix everything together and cook it for six hours on low in your trusty slow cooker and then enjoy a delicious chicken dinner. Effortless suppers don't get much better than this. You get a ton of flavor for not a lot of work, making this one of the best slow cooker chicken recipes we've ever found!"

Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak - "Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, there's nothing that says comfort food and home cooking like a delicious Salisbury steak recipe. Coming from Tina at Mommy's Kitchen, Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak is just like the kind Ma used to make. The meat is drenched in a French onion soup/brown gravy mixture, which is delicious. Gather the family around the table and enjoy a tasty, home-cooked meal this week."

Great Depression Casserole - "During the Great Depression, bologna became a staple in the diets of many who couldn't afford other types of meat. This Great Depression Casserole is a budget-friendly recipe that still tastes great today! With bacon, pork and beans, bologna, Cheddar cheese and more, this deliciously-easy casserole is full of savor and delicious flavors the whole family will love. Just because it doesn't cost a lot to make, doesn't make this casserole any less tasty! This is definitely an old-fashioned recipe that should stick around for a while."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/10/17:

Tony was a pianist and was practicing late one night. There was a tap on the door, when he opened it his landlord was standing outside the door.

The landlord asked, “Do you know there is a sick lady upstairs?"

Tony answered, “No, I haven’t heard that song. Can you please hum it a little?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for
reservations.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 



Chapel of Love

Music and lyrics by
Jeff Barry (b. 03 Apr 1938), Ellie Greenwich (23 Oct 1940 – 26 Aug 2009 Phil Spector (b. 26 Dec 1939)

Recorded by
The Dixie Cups, 1964


Spring is here
The sky is blue
(whoa-whoa-whoa)
Birds all sing
As if they knew
Today's the day
We'll say I do
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

Bells will ring
The sun will shine
(whoa-whoa-whoa)
I'll be his and
He'll be mine
We'll love until
The end of time
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love
 


"Chapel of Love" midi courtesy of http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi1.html 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Chapel of Love" lyrics courtesy of http://www.romantic-lyrics.com/lc6.shtml 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Chapel of Love clip art courtesy of http://www.lostvagueness.com/chapel/love.htm - 01/08/06 (don't ask....)

Animated Pulsing Hearts clip art courtesy of http://www.animation-station.com/ - 05/03/03

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

FlyLady Logo courtesy of http://www.flylady.net/ - 10/13/11

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Kilroy Face courtesy of 5kidz2many of MO - 01/24/10
Thanks, Rhonda!

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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